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  • Whatcom County Council finalizes Cherry Point amendments to Comprehensive Plan: Join us to speak out in support Why do we need local action?Though the Cherry Point coal terminal has been defeated, Cherry Point is on the map to become an export corridor for crude oil, tar ...
    Posted by Virginia Cleaveland
  • State legislature goes into special session: It's time to push for a vote on solar! Thanks to your continued support, the Solar Jobs Bill (HB 1048 & SB 5499) is making process moving through the legislature.The Solar Jobs Bill has been designated as "necessary to ...
    Posted by Virginia Cleaveland
  • Legislative updates on oil transportation, solar bills In the coming weeks, the Oil Transportation Safety Act and the Solar Incentives bills need to be at the forefront of every legislator's mind. How you can support these ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2017, 3:41 PM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
  • HB 1611: Tell your legislators you care about protecting communities from crude oil We are in the thick of the legislative session, and your legislators need to hear that you care about protecting your community from crude oil. Representative Jessyn Farrell (46th District ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2017, 2:52 PM by Virginia Cleaveland
  • Support Whatcom County Council in Comprehensive Plan policies for Cherry Point, extending fossil fuel export moratorium Although SSA Marine has withdrawn their 2011 county permits for a coal terminal at Cherry Point, the fact is still the same: Cherry Point remains a targeted route to export ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2017, 3:48 PM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
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Sustainable Schools

  • Earth Day Litter Clean up at Locust Beach RE Sources for Sustainable Communities’ AmeriCorps-Washington Service Corps members and Western Washington University club Students for the Salish Sea (SSS), are hosting an Earth Day beach cleanup at Locust ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2017, 5:05 PM by Hannah Coughlin
  • Material World workshop teaches middle schoolers about consumerism By Priscilla Brotherton, Sustainable Schools Education SpecialistFor the first Material World workshop in our Waste Prevention and Water Conservation programs for middle and high school students, my goal was ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2017, 12:57 PM by Virginia Cleaveland
  • Beach Clean Up at Semiahmoo Spit: Stand for the Salish Sea By Sarah SasekCoordinator of Students for the Salish SeaOn Monday 16th, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 40+ volunteers gathered to pick up litter from Semiahmoo ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 4:40 PM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
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Clean Water

  • Legislative update on Model Toxics Control Act: Contact House capital budget committee today! This legislative session, Washington must restore and stabilize funding for the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA).MTCA is a voter-approved law dedicated to cleaning up toxic waste sites, preventing ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2017, 2:31 PM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
  • Speaking up for the environment: An intern reflects on WWU Environmental Lobby Day in Olympia A Western Washington University student’s experience lobbying on behalf of WWU and RE Sources for Sustainable Communities at the Washington State Legislature on environmental priorities. By Kinsey Anuta, Clean ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2017, 4:42 PM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
  • HB 1663: Model Toxics Control Act keeps Washington on track in reducing harmful pollution With federal leadership planning to make dramatic cuts to environmental programs, we need state leaders to keep Washington on track in reducing harmful toxic pollution in all communities across the ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2017, 2:59 PM by Virginia Cleaveland
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